‘Twilight’ surprises with seven Razzie wins, including Worst Picture, Actress

The Razzies confounded our experts, editors and users. “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2,” which our odds forecast to take only two awards, instead swept with seven wins out of 10 races, including Worst Picture, Worst Director (Bill Condon), and Worst Actress (Kristen Stewart, awarded jointly for “Twilight” and “Snow White and the Huntsman“). (See a complete list of winners here.)

As the oft-shirtless werewolf Jacob, Taylor Lautner won a pair of awards: Worst Supporting Actor, beating frontrunner Vanilla Ice (“That’s My Boy“), and Worst Screen Couple, shared with his 12-year-old love interest Mackenzie Foy.

Robert Pattinson didn’t walk away from the Razzies completely unscathed. Though he did not win any of his seven individual nominations for playing sullen vampire Edward Cullen throughout the five “Twilight” films, he was recognized as part of “Breaking Dawn, Part 2’s” winning Worst Ensemble.

Rounding out “Twilight’s” haul was a win for Worst Remake, Ripoff, or Sequel. The film’s dominance is especially surprising given its relatively respectable reviews; with a Metacritic score of 52, it is the best reviewed film to win Worst Picture since Metacritic started tracking reviews.

“That’s My Boy,” which was predicted to win six including Worst Picture, only claimed a pair of prizes. Adam Sandler won Worst Actor for the second year in a row (last year he swept the Razzies for “Jack and Jill“), and David Caspe was singled out for his screenplay.

Only one other film was cited at the Razzies. “Battleship,” the sci-fi actioner based on the board game, won Worst Supporting Actress for Rihanna. She’s not the first recording artist recognized for an affront to acting. She joins a list of multiplatinum Razzie winners that includes Madonna, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, and the Spice Girls.

Avoiding the wrath of Razzie voters was Tyler Perry, who lost all six of his bids for variously directing, producing, and starring in “Good Deeds,” “Madea’s Witness Protection,” and “Alex Cross.”

6 thoughts on “‘Twilight’ surprises with seven Razzie wins, including Worst Picture, Actress

  1. I guess the Razzie voters wanted to do what the Oscar voters did with the LOTR trilogy and shower the Twilight series as a whole for the last film

  2. Now maybe the guys at the Razzies can get over their 4 year obsession with Twilight. They have been the true Twihards. Good job, you made some Tweens upset. Now, can you please get back on track and be irreverent and fun again? The whining over this silly series has been nauseating. There have been so many missed opportunities and so much wasted time.

  3. Haha, Twilight. Your lack of quality has been finely recognized. Nothing more I love than seeing pissed off tweens. I only called four of those wins, but the win I am most excited about is Taylor Lautner and Mackenzie Foy as worst couple. Because that is some creepy pedophile sh-t. Now we can all get ready for Stephanie Meyers’ next series of films to come out. Sigh. Now I’m sad thinking those will exist one day.

  4. And here’s the problem with the Razzies: despite what they set out to do, they hardly EVER recognize the actual worst films (or performances) of the year. Not defending Twilight or Michael Bay, but if you’re around either of them, you’re on their radar.

  5. It only costs $40 to become a “voting” razzie member and it’s open to the general public. So the fact this “organization” would claim a movie that made more than $800 million is the “worst” just proves their “members” are comprised of Twilight haters and not entertainment professionals. Why is the media giving this coverage as if it’s a valid entertainment group? It’s so bogus.

  6. i think Breaking Dawn Part 2 was a great and awesome film.The razzie people are stupid and they got it wrong.There was some other aweful films nominated that shoud have won

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